Social Media Safety (2 Week Course)


This is a 2 week fully hands on course in my series of Coffee & Cake Training Courses.

I believe this way of learning benefits the learner as they can go away and practice, returning a week later with any questions thus cementing their knowledge.

Session dates as follows:
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (Week 1) 9.30am till 11.30am
Tuesday 9th February 2021 (Week 2) 9.30am till 11.30am

The course is packed full of useful tips and tricks and is guaranteed to educate and stimulate.

Social media is an ever increasing and influential part of all our lives; personally, professionally and within families. Especially among young people, social media platforms have become the tool for learning, communication, self-expression and the forming of personal identity and peer groups. It is therefore necessary for parents, teachers and others involved with children and young people to understand the impact of social media, selfies and sexting. Staying safe is paramount and this can be achieved if the wider risks and responsibilities of using the internet are thoroughly understood.

What is Social Media Safety?

The internet is a useful and entertaining tool, but it’s important for young people to be savvy about the risks and dangers that are present online. Online social media safety involves being aware of risks and issues such as:

The viewing of inappropriate content – like gambling sites, sites that encourage self-harm, games and films with age restrictions and pornographic websites
Grooming – where children are befriended by someone online who gains their trust in order to exploit or abuse them
Selfies – from copying the celebrities to inviting opinions from anyone
Sharing personal information – making sensitive information or images available to strangers
Sexting – is it ever safe?

Online safety is all about equipping users to understand the risks and protect themselves online.

As the numbers of young people using social media increases, so do concerns about its potential for misuse. Whilst most children are taught social media safety in school, many parents struggle to keep up with the barrage of new social media available and worry that their child may be at risk. These concerns include the misuse of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat and the potential risks of making, sharing and receiving inappropriate ‘selfies’ and intimate videos.

As well as the harmful effect poor decisions can have on emotional wellbeing, this course outlines the legal and social consequences of under 18’s sharing inappropriate content, even with consent.

This course provides a basic outline of online safety and the rise of social media. What it covers:

This course covers the following topics:

How and why children and young people use social media.
The risks of misusing social media including ‘sexting’ and ‘selfies’.
The potential short-term and longer term consequences of making and sharing intimate selfies.
How to initiate preventative conversations to help young people enjoy social media safely.
How to use parental security settings and set boundaries to help reduce risks.
How to report inappropriate content and where to get help and support.

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Coffee & Cake Computer Training Courses are BYOD (Bring your own device) I recommend a laptop but an iPad or tablet is suitable. You will be fully supported for ‘getting onto the ‘net’ with the high quality wireless Internet provided.

Course includes 5 page PDF of documentation for you to take away featuring pointers, know hows, actions and FAQ.

You will be entitled to 8 weeks worth of ongoing support from myself via email / Skype / telephone or catch up meeting following your course to ensure that you are 100% happy with what you have learned.

*Your course place includes your first coffee (or tea!) and a slice of cake (each week).